..And before I do my post, I want to say that I changed the commenting system in this blog from Google+ comment to Disqus comment. I know that this change means I will lose all your comments from previous system (Google+). Your comments are precious to me, all of them! But the whole old system make it kinda hard to reply your comments, and it's hard for people to see my reply and such - I considered using Disqus comments system since like, forever, but I really regret why I didn't do it sooner.
Ok, to the actual post!
As someone that fights for oily skin for like, everyday - I want to share things that I did to make my face less oily during the day. I always have oily skin for as long as I can remember. I even have oily scalp for God's sake. I recognise a lot of my readers have similar skin problem with me. Here's a simple tips and products that it's working for me, I hope it could help your problems too!
1. NEVER FORGET TO MOISTURISE
Moisturiser is important! Not only it gives more nourishment to your skin, but it also helps a lot with my redness and somehow make less breakouts. This is my current favorite moisturiser for the summer. I like this a lot because even though it's a cream - the texture is gel-like and it felt really refreshing when applied. This is totally a necessity for the upcoming hot summer!
Find a moisturiser that is specifically marketed towards oily / combination skin. Don't go for the dry skin one (duh). And if you do have your moisturiser already, try to avoid applying / lightly apply in places where the oils usually shows up, like for me it's my T-zone area. And also an important point to look out when looking for a moisturiser is look for the one that's not sticky (ugh), light weight and fast absorbing to the skin.
Other than the moisturiser, 2 other things that are essentials in my skin care (and I think totally helps with my oily skin) are the Innisfree's Green Tea Seed Serum and Mamonde's Green Vital Fresh Skin Softener. I think toners and serum/essence to help with redness and acne (that usually comes in package together with oily skin. grrr). Toner helps me to reduce excess oils and the serum just overall helps to improve my skin condition.
Cleansing foams are also as important. Try to look cleansing products that could take all your excess oils, makeups and also dirts from your face completely. Personally I like cleansing foams the best, but don't afraid to try cleansing oils even if you have oily skin - cleansing oils are the best to clean out everything! My favorite cleansing foams are Hadalabo ShiroJyun Ultimate Whitening Face Wash and Etude House's Every Month Cleansing Foam
2. GOOD PRIMER, BETTER FOUNDATION
Believe me or not, no matter how expensive your foundation is, no matter how good it is, it will last longer (and look better!) with primer underneath!
Primer not only will smoothen out your skin, but good primer will make your makeup last longer. One big problem that occurred with us, oily-skinner, is how our face makeup most likely melts during the day. Even when I used matte / products for oily skin I still use primer especially on my t-zone and my forehead.
Good primer will make a mediocre foundation works wonder. haha. When looking for primer, look for one that promotes long lasting power, usually they won't instantly makes your skin "dry" - but look for one that gives velvety finish.
So here's my favorite primer, for face primers I (super) love my Banila Co. Prime Primer in Classic Matte and also my Benefit's Porefessional. I decided to include my eye primers too because I know some people with oily skin sometimes has oily eyelids, and eye primer is the answer! I personally didn't really have oily eyelids, but I have some trouble with creasing and so my favorite primers are Innisfree's Eye Primer and E.L.F Mineral Primer
3. MAKEUP SPONGES ARE THE ANSWER
Among all ways on applying base / face products, the best tools for oily skin is makeup sponge!! Not only gives a air brushed finish, makeup sponge also helps to not apply too much of the foundation. Some says that sponge also helps to absorbs excess oils, but usually in the morning - no matter how oily you get in the day - before makeup the skin is not as oily, right?
Anyway, even on days where I use brush to apply my foundation, I like to pat the sponge to just even everything. This is my favorite beauty sponge, Real Techniques Makeup Sponge (the softest, soft, soft sponge EVER). There's a lot beauty sponges on the market now, with various price range and even shape.
4. PERFECT BASE
Etude House BB Cushion, Revlon's Colorstay Foundation for combination / oily skin, Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish Foundation, and Kate Powderless liquid for Cover foundation.
To complete your base makeup, powder is always a must! Try to search a light, loose powder to set your base product. Even if you're satisfied with your base finish, you should do a thin layer of powder focused in the place you get the oiliest, just to make sure everything could last all day!
Although, powder to matte finish is good, too matte could make you look older. Also, too much powder could makes lines in your face 'shows up', like lines under the eyes, lines in the sides of your nose and mouth. That's why applying lightly is the key. In the other part of my face with less oils, like my cheeks and my forehead, I like to pat it down (not brush it) with big fluffy brush to make sure it sets my foundation.
Here's my favorite stuffs : Innisfree's No-Sebum Mineral Powder and Rimmel Stay Matte powder for setting my foundation, and my Majollica Majorca Skin Remaker Pore Cover for touch ups on the go!
So that's my way to fight my oily face. Of course, the wonder will not happen over night, but as long as you keep on your routine daily, I'm sure it's gonna be better day by day. Thankyou so much for reading this post! <3
Have a great day everyone! xx
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